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lockerbie part two: case closed ♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello and welcome to the news hour, i'm elizabeth in doha, ahead in the program, claims victory in tunisia land mark presidential runoff but opponent says it's too early to say who has won. lundz of -- hundreds of muslims are trapped in central african republic, meeting homeless community living in sewers and
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tunnels. and ten years off from the indian ocean tsunami we meet a victim who is changing lives for the better. ♪ we begin in tunisia where the candidate for the party is claiming a victory for the country's historic presidential election. but the claim has been dismissed by the rival and says it's too early to call a winner and official result is expected later on monday. let's go to our correspondent jamal joining us from the tunisia capitol tunis so abdel-fattah el-sissi is saying one thing and the other saying it's too early, what is the mood the capitol tunis, jamal? >> well, elizabeth, great anticipation, essentially people are waiting and hopes to find
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out who will be the next president and it is a significant election to say the least, obviously not at least because for millions of tunisia people this is the first time in their life saying who leaves the country and lack of clarity is to who won the election is causing a bit of confusion and most exit polls and most of those observing this are indicating essebsi vick arn his competitor who is the interim president post revolution clinged on to hope of in terms of him keeping that position but whether that hope will bear any sort of fruition is unlikely and unlikely that he was going to win and an under dog coming into this election. however, we are waiting to find out those results roughly 8:00 p.m. tunis time. >> what are the issues for this
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election, how do the two candidates differ from each other? >> well, they were religion complete different end of the political spectrum and both candidates identify themselves as secularists and to some extent liberals, each one of them trying to get a different voter base so essebsi is someone who served in the former regime and that is the regime of the ousted dictator banili and tried to essentially point to his extensive experience and worked in different minister roles for several decades and tried to build himself as someone who will bring some sort of stability and post revolution to tunisia and he said he was a man of the people and a secularist and he is a by partisan and representing all tunisia and topped into the base and others
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and important to know they have a very large middle class background, middle class population and when you look at the election turn out of that middle class it seems that many of them favored the kind of economic stability that could come with essebsi rather than prodemocracy ticket that he was running with. >> thank you for that, that is correspondent jamal joining us from the tunisia capitol, tunis. other news now on human watch says hundreds of muslims in central african republic are trapped in enclave living in deplorable conditions and the rights group says people in those areas face a grim choice, risk of being attacked by christian malitia if they leave or stay and face hunger and disease and they are being blocked from fleeing abroad.
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>> translator: antibalaka took my husband and 12-year-old son and stabbed him and with a spear and he survived thank god. >> translator: we face three main problems, the first is food, the second is shelter and finally we have the problem of health. these problems have already taken 42 lives in the community, many children mostly girls. >> reporter: we have a researcher and african division of human rights watch and joining us via skype from rwanda and good to have you with us on al jazeera and first if i can start by asking what are the conditions that muslim residents that have fled sectarian violence are facing in these enclaves. >> well it varies from enclave to enclave but you have residents in southwest especially the enlaif living in
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absolutely deplorable conditions and 42 people have died and mostly children since they established themselves in this enclave and only 500 displaced. >> what would human rights watch to end u.n. peace keepers to do? do you want them to assist in muslims leaving central african republican, do they have the resources to protect these people while they leave, to protect them from attacks by the antibalaka? >> they absolutely have the resources, twice a week there is a commercial convow from the capitol to cameroon that goes through this enclave and protected by the peace keeper and have the capacity to protect these people. what should happen is a few things. number one the transitional government should allow muslims basic right to move freely in
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the country or seek asylum outside and u.n. should stop being implicated and infringing on people's rights and let people leave and with dignity and security. >> wasn't there an incident earlier this year when people from a certain community were leaving under the protection of of the transitional government and they were attacked and people were killed? >> yes, absolutely. that was a group of mostly herders from pk-12 in bongi and two people were unfortunately killed. this is a journey that is not without risks but the fact of the matter is this mostly pull but other muslims are trying to flee the country on their own and taking enormous risks. last week i met a woman whose husband was cut down by antibalaka because they tried to
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leave a different enclave on their own and want to leave and have the basic rite to do so and should be allowed to do so and the u.n. should help them. >> some people i know human rights watch has spoken to have said that the government doesn't want more muslims to leave because they don't want to be seen as assisting ethnic cleansing, should the government try to keep muslims in the country? >> no one wants to see more muslims leave and they are from the country and have a right to stay and we don't want to see that, however, they have the base right to decide what they want to do and right now the conditions are not there for them to live there in security. instead of living in these deplorable conditions and displacement camps they should be able to flee with dignity and does not exchange transitional government and u.n. from the responsibility of enabling these people to come back and mean they will have to set up a situation in terms of security
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for them to do so. >> researcher in africa division of human rights joining us from rwanda and thank you for your time >> thanks for having me. >> we will have more on that story later in the program and speaking with the u.n. special representative and the central african republican, the general. let's move on now and five suspected of belonging to boko haram attacked a town in the northeast and a number of people said to be killed and wounded in the state and many people had already left for safer areas after neighboring towns were attacked. police officers and tribesmen in central iraq retaken the town located west of the ramadi city and had been under the control of the islamic state of iraq and lavant for a week and 22 i.s.i.l. fighters were killed in the operation. the president of iraq's kurdish region is promising to crush
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i.s.i.l. and made the comments as he met troops on mt. sinjar on sunday and they are facing the distance from sooil fighters in the town of sinjar and that it was far from cleared. to egypt with five members of the armed group have been killed by police. the fighters had pledged allegiance to i.s.i.l. and hiding in the providence northeast of cairo and the agent interior ministry said they stormed a building on sunday and suicide bombs, weapons and ammunition were seized in the raid. al jazeera continues to demand the release of journalists now in prison in egypt for 359 days, greste, fahmy and mohamed were jailed for helping the out lawed muslim brotherhood and appealing their convictions. the u.n. has released new figures on number of people killed by the ebola virus, the
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world health organization says more than 7,000 people have now died since the outbreak began in march. the total number of people infected has reached 19,000, the vast majority of infections and deaths have happened in three west african countries, liberia sierra leone and this is in response to the out break and allowed the u.n. to use the country as a base for supplying aid to effected states and a special airport for planes carrying humanitarian relief from doca and nicholas reports. >> reporter: going to the front line of the ebola crisis, doctors, nurses and engineers all getting ready to board a special u.n. flight and take them right to where the virus kills most. and he works in logistics and will spent the next month with no physical contact can't sta -
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constantly checking his health. >> we understand how the situation has to be implemented to protect ourselves and to protect others. >> reporter: more than 7,000 people died of ebola and the virus continues to spread and treating the sick is dangerous and difficult and commercial flights to effected countries are restricted. >> translator: we've told authorities we would not transport passengers with symptoms or any blood samples with the virus. >> reporter: it took months of negotiations for this government before they allowed passengers and cargo to fly in and out to ebola-infected countries and one of the requests from the government was to build a new airport terminal specifically made for ebola reexperience and this is something the united nations had never done before until now. it's called terminal h for humanitarian, this is where passengers, goods for building
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hospitals and ebola vaccines will transit, inside is a small medical clinic and isolation unit it, construction will end in late january. >> translator: thanks to these humanitarian core -- corridor we can respond and this is from french, germans and americans. >> reporter: hundreds of soldiers have camp next to the terminal and response unprecedented but still the u.n. say they suffer from a shortage of staff, more than 19,000 people have been infected with the virus, many of them medical and aid workers, confronting ebola is a dangerous job. not enough are willing to risk their lives to save others. nicholas hawk, al jazeera dakar. the doctor is a chairperson of the african union and joining me live via skype and very good to have you with us on al
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jazeera and thank you for joining us. given the death toll now stands at 7,000 people, how do you assess the world of nations to stop the spread of ebola, to contain this virus? >> well, i think everything has been slow but i think now people realize it's very important to stop this epidemic and for the three countries and from our side we assessed what everybody else was doing and we realize there is a big gap in terms of human resources because these countries had lost their health and they started this anyway and didn't have enough health like us. so that is that and we decided to focus on and of course we had to then talk to our member states and to people generally to volunteer to go and give
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their services to these countries. and we are happy to say initially we got volunteers and now are getting states giving us bigger numbers of health workers to go and work in these areas. and of course working in those areas they need to be supported because we can't put this to the government that is over stretched so we also had to raise funds for these health workers to be supported in those areas. and we are proud that africa has now got almost 500 health workers in those areas and by mid january we will be having more, health workers supported by the african union. >> who is filling those gaps that you speak of left by the health workers that have passed away and stretched resources,
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who is filling those gaps? >> well, as i say we are filling those gaps through our own health workers and the african business has also come on board. we are very happy with the efforts they are making to support these health workers and we are also very happy that the telecom and cell phone operators gave us a platform and ordinary people want to contribute a dollar or less or more could contribute and a number of african countries have joined this sms campaign and i can just mention them, african republic, ghana, kenya, and using 7979 and
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south africa 40797, and chad 6969 and chad 1919 and we are calling on all citizens who are subscribers in those countries to actually contribute to this effort and we are hoping that many more countries will come on board. >> doctor, chairperson of the african union joining us via skype and thank you very much for your time. thank you. >> you're welcome. >> we have lots more ahead in the al jazeera news hour, we will hear from cuba's younger generation about their hopes for the future after a diplomatic breakthrough with the united states. riding out in the gulf countries stand by the decision not to cut oil production plus in sport how spanish champion atletico madrid
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has a year to remember and details coming up, with jo. ♪ the indian parliament has been shut down after a heated debate over religious conversions and the groups affiliated to the ruling of bjp party are on campaign to convert christians and muslims to hinduism and call these home comings and opposition politicians say prime minister modi needs to take a stand on the issue. war crime suspect says he won't return to the hague to hear the verdict on his case. he was temporarily released so he can receive treatment for cancer and he is using the chance to stage a return to politicians and barker met him in belgrade. >> this is a gift which i
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received from my friend saudim-houssain. >> reporter: receiving cancer treatment, he is back at work. >> translator: in the last 12 years the hague tribunal failed to prove any kind of link between me and any atrocities. >> reporter: this is the siege that ended in the massacre of hundreds of ethic people and accused by the hague of the persecution of non-serbs, murder and prisonment and torture. the return comes at a tentative time for serbia going to eu membership and people are concerned that membership of eu will have a loss of sovereignty for the country and damaging to the close ties with russia and no secret of desire to unite russia and serbi and and
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interrupting the interview is his mobile phone. ♪ the russian national and them, his ring tone of choice. >> translator: all of our traditional enemies are members, russia is our traditional friend and ally and eu countries bombed us in 1999 and grabbed cosovo from us and russia through the history has never attacked us. >> reporter: from the start obstacles and delays set off the trial and the resent upset was caused by the hague itself. in fighting between officials forced replacement of one of the presiding judges setting the verdict back by months and prosecutors accused the hague of being irresponsible. >> translator: after all the court proceedings were finished and as we were reaching agreement on the verdict the entire process was returned to square one, this is un acceacc e
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unacceptable. >> reporter: and a new verdict is expected next year but he says he will not return. >> translator: if they arrest me they can take but what i could do. >> reporter: and he remains in serbia his influence continues to grow. this is he at ultra nationalist rally and as he comes to terms with his violent history the return of one of the nationalist threatens to inflame old tensions, barker in belgrade. they will not cut the oil prices and saudi arabia, kuwait and opec member states are meeting because of the falling prices have had a huge impact on on other countries to keep their countries afloat and erica
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reports. >> reporter: the biggest exporter of oil and accounts for 13% of the world's supply and six months of falling prices have dented the profit margins. at a meeting of oil ministers saudi arabia has blamed non-opec countries for the fall, the saudi minister said oil producers outside the block lacked cooperation and are oversupplying the market due to greed. >> translator: we do not know what can happen in the future but what we know for sure is those who have the most and best production will control the market. >> reporter: gulf ministers said they are confident the market will stabilize again and soon but refusal by opec to drop the supply of oil around 30 million barrels a day could hurt other economies and those inside the block and crude has dropped from $111 in june to now $61. countries like venezuela who
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rely on oil revenues are struggling to balance the books. >> we are not at a disaster, this happened before, this happened before, we are just at a short term of over supply. this over supply will be fixed because the market is strong. >> reporter: some analysts say another factor in the volatility of the prices is the rise of shale gas. >> there is increasing concern in the gulf about rising levels of u.s. out put from shale gas and concern that they will increasingly lose market share and the united states will become oil independent. >> reporter: shale gas currently represents a quarter of u.s. gas production but such is the demand that figure is expected to double in the next 20 years leading opec members from the gulf said they will ride out the storm and oil prices but as things stand that could cost around $350 billion a
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year, erica woods, al jazeera. to france and a special ceremony and they will hand over the a 3-50 passenger jet to cover airways and this is a wide-body aircraft capable of carrying 350 passengers on long-haul flights while cutting fuel consumption by 25% and they invest invested $15 billion in the plane and we will go to the headquarters, why is this plane such an important addition to the industry? >> well, it's taking into the realms of being more fuel efficient and taking to the new territory of a carbon plane following what the boeing 787 dream liner did with its plane and the one behind me is the first to come off the assembly lines and 53% carbon and fuel
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efficient and make it cheaper for the airlines to run and more important as oil as you were talking about in the last report when it was $100 a barrel but anything that can be made in an industry where margins are so thin will be very important and this will go to frankfort initially and nearly 800 of these planes have been ordered and keep air bus busy until 2021 just for those orders. >> and cutter air waves refused the planes last week and delayed receiving it? >> yeah, we were supposed to be here last week reporting on this and it didn't happen. i have spoken to ceo of air bus and cutter air waves this morning and say it has nothing to do with the price as rumored. the cutter airways says it's to do with the interior outfitting and thinks a plane comes off of air bus and that is it but a lot
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of third parties forfeiting the outside of the airplane and cutter air waves are very demanding customers, that was one of the first thing the air bus ceo said to me, they are demanding customers and wanted it so and the first to come off the assembly line in a state they are ready to take it and delivered to doha tomorrow. >> thank you very much for that, kamal joining us from taluth. it's time for the weather now, here is rob. thanks very much. i will start in india and airplane related story as it happens. the picture behind me, the satellite picture, once we see the cloud in the north doesn't represent what is going on, it's the coldest new deli morning in 5 years and it has a consequence and that was fog, fog widespread from the south, right up to south deli up to kashmir and of course that is likely to stay where it is.
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we are in winter and 40 days of what is considered the worst winter and the story is on our website if you want to click to it. i don't expect a lot of change in the next few days and down below me here is more rain and in the north there is snow in the mountains. of course why would it change? a source region to this and it's usually europe and across lavante and this is "the stream"ing cloud here and the rain is in syria and not just syria but 40 millimeters is a 10th of what you get and it will be repeated and it's in the forecast and temperatures of 60 in beirut is right but rain tails down here, down to the gulf as more interest and could see a few spots in doha in the next couple days to replace the current haze, liz? >> thank you very much rob. we have lots more to come on al jazeera. >> i'm in the southern indian
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state, coming up, i'll be taking a look at an unique movement that started as a result of the 2004 tsunami. i'm paul brennan in bucarest to meet the people who live under ground. >> lebron james and details coming up, with jo in sport. ♪
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♪ good to have you with us, i'm elizabeth in doha and these are the top stories this news hour,
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the presidential candidate for tunisia party is claiming vic m victimry in the runoff vote but essebsi has been dismissed who is saying it's too early to call a winner and official results expected later on monday. the u.n. says more than 7,000 killed by ebola virus and number of people infected has increased to more than 19,000. and human rights watch says more than a thousand muslims in central african republican are trapped in enclave and facing hunger and disease and fear being attacked if they leave. joining me live on the phone from bongi is the u.n. special representative and the central african republic and very good to have you with us on al jazeera and human rights watch saying the government and u.n. peace keepers are stopping muslims in these western
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enclaves from living the country, are they and if so why? >> we are deployed and we are fully aware of this situation. we are going there from time to time. we are reporting of the situation of this population. and i can tell you that our main purpose is the population and begins not of legal balika on their lives and it's unsettling and a few of them have left and are all in the same situation and without protection, this is
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not exactly a new situation but i agree it's a situation that is a challenging one. the prime minister around ten days ago and is coming regarding the situation. >> reporter: general guy, is the u.n. providing assistance to those in these western enclaves providing security to those who do want to leaf the central african republic and make their way to cameroon, make their way to chad, human rights watch says that the government and u.n. peace keepers do have the resources to allow them to move? >> yes. it is and i would like to remind that one united nations and
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convow leaving pk-12 and bongi and a plane from the neighboring countries saying what you are doing is for the country. today, what we are doing is to perfect the community. and because we are present that the community is to arrive in good condition. so this is the lifeline provided to them by the humanitarian community and for months looking at this issue i think they intend to avoid problems in the country but if people want to leave somewhere there is no way to stop them and they are not stopping them but know that we
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have boats for the government on this issue and this triggers a special representative but this is as we say to the attention again for watch and so on and so forth. >> reporter: u.n. special representative and central african republic, guy, and thank you very much for your time, thank you. pakistan police arrested several people accused of being involved on an attack in a school in peshawar, residents of the school coming to terms with the killing of 148 people, most of them children. mohamed reports from peshawar in northwest pakistan. >> reporter: located 60 kilometers away from the afghan border peshawar in the middle of the war torn tribal belt and home to illegal small lers and pakistan tall pan and people here say they are paying the price. >> translator: because of these
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terrorists the people are not able to work freely as they are afraid to be killed or to be abducted for ran some and trying to shift their businesses from here to safer parts of the country, that's why there are less jobs and more poverty. >> reporter: he has 7 children and unemployed and inviting neighbors to celebrate his brother's wedding but the mood is grim here and across the city. poverty is everywhere and there is not much to do even if you have money. and have been converted into bizarres and parks are not safe and in many ways peshawar is as conservative as any party-controlled area. schools offer one of the few ways out. and says that is why people are so angry about the attack. >> translator: these terrorists are having guns in their hands and want to impose their agenda
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on us, they want to snatch the pens from our children and give them weapons but they will not succeed. >> reporter: for a moment the taliban appear to be getting their way and many schools will remain closed for weeks and school graduates say they plan to leave pakistan forever but there are signs of growing resistance to the fighters and their aims. as you can see behind me the peshawar public school are already being grazed higher. people in peshawar say this is the most powerful and symbolic act of defee -- defiance. >> reporter: there is still hope that peace will prevail over war in this atlanta, al jazeera, peshawar. pakistan's government plans to execute 55 people in the next few days, the government lifted a freeze on the death penalty shortly after the peshawar attack, four men were executed on sunday. they were convicted of being
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involved in an attack on former president and 8,000 people are on death row, 500 of them on terror charges. the cold front has brought the indian capitol to a stand still and new dell deli forced flights to be cancelled and trains and had the coldest temperature in five years on monday and we have this update. >> reporter: new deli woke up to a dense blanket of fog and poor visibility on the roads and at least 50 trains delayed across north india and 40 domestic and international flights also facing dea delays and this is terrible news for the hundreds of people left out on the roads. there are government shelters but there is not enough room for everybody. and as you can see these people are very poorly equipped to deal
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with these extreme conditions. now, at least eight people have died because of these extreme conditions and another three people here in new deli reportedly sophisticated when they were trying to warm themselves with burning krshg -- coal and a grim christmas week for the homeless and officials are saying they do not expect the conditions to improve, at least for the next day. north korea refusing to take part in a meeting on monday to discuss the human rights record and decision follows threats that it could attack the united states and north korea angry at the fbi for accusing of it being behind a cyber attack on sony pictures and u.s. president president obama says they will talk about putting it back on a list of countries that sponsor
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terrorism. china detained more than 30,000 people over two moves in a clap down on pornography and gambling and launched antipornography this year and made in the province. now 2004 the indian ocean tsunami ravaged the southern either earn and people were killed and large parts of the coastline destroyed and we report in one community the tragedy inspired one woman to fight for her rights. >> reporter: sitting where her home once stood she remembers the moment the sea swallowed her beach side village. as the scale of destruction caused by the indian ocean tsunami became clear help began to arrive but not everyone was taken care of. >> translator: men were given preferential treatment by the government and aid agencies, women struggled with everything from relief and medical support
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to counseling and women shouldered the responsibility of the home but back then no one helped them. >> reporter: some decided to take control, helping many of these women to get the support they needed to rebuild their lives. and what started as a call for unity during a disaster turned into the national coastal women's movement with 10,000 members. in 2004 some of the goal was to help women in her village to help with the trauma the soo nam any caused but ten years on she is forcing people to assess the problems that she says have long been a source of shame. once women like her recovered from the tsunami they tackled persistent problems like alcoholism and domestic violence and this 32-year-old mother of three turned for support. >> translator: i told her i couldn't handle my husband
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torturing me any more and wanted to separate from him and protected me and helped me find a new home and now i live peacefully with my children, free from violence. >> reporter: has worked with thousands of women like her and while many people in this conservative male-dominated society admit that domestic violence is a problem most say it's not surprising. >> translator: everyone here is poor and uneducated. men are frustrated and drink a lot, that is why there are so many family problems and children do not get a good education these problems will continue. >> reporter: for some these waters have been both a blessing and a curse and taken away so much that given her the chance to make a lasting difference, al jazee jazeera. and in the coming days we will report from shri lanka, thailand and indonesia about how people are living ten years after the tsunami.
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the governor of the u.s. state of new jersey wants cuba to return convicted police killer joanne before diplomatic ties between u.s. and cuba are restored and was guilty of murdering a state trooper in 73 but escaped from prison and went to cuba where she is protected by the government. the diplomatic breakthrough between the united states and cuba led to mixed reactions in the cuba capitol and hope the relationship will bring more opportunities but years of mutual miss trust have also left their mark and we are in havana and sent this report. >> reporter: on a side street in central havana kids being kids, not a worry in the world. watching on the sidelines 13-year-o 13-year-old hernandez and friend wait this line for their chance to play. even at their tender age they
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have a view on what changes could be coming to their country with a promise of better relations with the united states. >> translator: without this blockade we would not have to bring everything from china and maybe school lunches will get better and more modernized. >> reporter: most do not have internet at home and hoping that will change so he can do things many other children in the world now take for granted. >> translator: i think it will be better because we will have the power to communicate with people that are abroad by internet to connect with them, to send e-mails like to my father who has been living in the u.s. for the past months. >> reporter: cuba is a country for decades the big, important decisions have been made by a small group of leaders like fidel and his brother castro now in his 80s and they shaped cuba into what it is today. but it's the cuban children and so young they have no historical context of where the country has
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been and could gain the most in the long run with the relationship with the united states especially if the blockade is completely lifted and they will be the first generation that could be growing up in a new cuba. but that is if they decide to stay. look everywhere around havana and you see signs of america in unusual places but for kids it's not a political statement, it's a fashion trend at the moment but now more symbolic than ever of the decision to leave or stay. >> translator: sure, i want to live in the united states because it's better for my future. >> translator: i want to visit the u.s. but i still want to continue to live here in cuba. >> reporter: as the sun sets on the famous city boardwalk kids gather to catch the waves of afternoon sun and the young esz knowing the country is entering unchartered waters, al jazeera,
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havana. sim bob -- zimbabae has uncertainty over the successor and unrest here. protests one day after at least one person was killed in anti-government demonstrations, security forces used tear gas to disburse the crowds and want the president to step down, at least 20 people were arrested in the capitol on saturday. romania made progress but in the sewers of bucharest people stay beyond the reach of society and paul brennan went under ground to meet one such group and their leader and warning that some may find some images in his report
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disturbing. >> reporter: from a fair it looks like another manhole cover but this is a door to a parallel society, a world beyond the reach of police or authorities and right beneath the feet of commuters and the heat and the nauseating smell and then you see the syringes and the needles everywhere. presiding over all of this is bruce lee, the so called king of the sewers. >> translator: i want to stay here. i don't like it outside. i feel asphyxiated between four walls and here is different and here is my life and for me all the lost and i don't have dreams and hopes but they do and i do everything and work for them to have a better life. >> reporter: bruce lee connected electricity stolen from the main supply and hands out drugs and cigarettes for return of scrap metal from above
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ground and almost here is hiv positive and many have tb and hepatitis and there are lice and flees and you get used to the hut and the smell down here but what you really don't get used to is the continuous injecting of drugs all along these sewers and there are sharp needles of the floor and frankly what is most surprising of all is that these people will choose to stay here. orlando has been living in the sewers for 2-3 years and isn't sure exactly and shows me his leg and the raw open sore the size of an adult hand where drugs ravaged his skin and tells me he would like to go home but cannot turn himself away from the sewers and they say the number has been exaggerated and says there are barely 40 people in bruce lee's tunnel and supported by out reach workers and needle exchange and food
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parcels and they are not she insists abandoned by the state. >> living in a country that is a member of the eu which values very much of the human rights perspective. we cannot force a person to come into a social services or social service if that person doesn't want to. >> reporter: there are decent homeless shelters like this one north of the city center and do have beds available and no alcohol, no drugs, no violence. >> translator: they are in the tunnels. they don't have rules. they are allowed to do everything they want and do not want to come here. our teams asked them to come here but do not because they will not get the same degree of freedom here. >> reporter: drug addiction and the grim psychological dependency which holds them altogether. he says he wants to see some make new lives above ground but for many here the surface world will never be more attractive
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than the drugs, paul brennan, bucharest. still ahead on the news hour anger rises in nicaragua as the government is breaking ground on a new waterway and sports and jo will be here to tell you why this football stadium has gone up in smoke. ♪
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time for sport and her is jo. >> thank you and we start with futbol and completed 2014 and
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atletico madrid finished the year in style and defeated them and put all four goals since opponent in second half and one scored a hat trick and garcia and completed the 4-1 win. result keeps them in contentions for the title and sit third in the table at the end of the year, four points behind leaders madrid and they played one game fewer because of the trip to the world cup and playing begins on the third of january. the manager blamed bad memories of last season thrashing at liverpool and may have caused the meeting and took a lead at half time but advantage that lasted just 60 seconds as we went level and made it 2-1 in the 64th minute and the home
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side and rescued six minutes and marking with a header to make it 2-2. >> it's a fair result, i think the 90 minutes but it's a frustrating result for us because they came back at the moment in a game where we had plenty of defenders on the pitch and would defend much further the said piece. >> of course we have to makeup opponents and make it up over the next part of the season and shows this is a group that can do this, the second half of last season went 11 games and can quickly do that and i think we have seen today the confidence and ability in the team return. >> liverpool inside the top ten of the league and leaders chelsea plays city on monday and put three points between
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themselves and current champion manchester city who sit in second. lebron james and the cavaliers are learning to play with each other as a team and 26 games in the second lebron era after returning from the heat in the off season and this was on monday scoring 25 points and 11 assists for 111-91 point victory and won 8 of the past home games and the chicago and the central division lead. the city of beijing will host the 2022 winter games and furthering the cause with resent efforts at the bird's nest stadium and the skiing competition was held over saturday and sunday and the mixed gender team had three competitors where the winner decided on overall points and the host china who prevailed and russia finished second place.
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china has been succeeded on the front as well, the world champion long finished his season on a high by winning at the super stadium with 12 tournaments across the globe and beat den mark in 47 minutes in the final to grab his share of the $1 million in prize money and take over the world number one title. one of the largest sports stadiums in the united states has been blown up. part of kyle field home to the texas a&m football team was brought down in the city of college station and will update facilities and decrease seating capacity by around 4,000 to a mere 102,000 and the project is largely funded by private donations. and there is plenty more on our website, check out al
5:55 am and that is all the sport for now, elizabeth. >> thank you, jo. now, nicaragua set to begin construction on a controversial canal, the waterway that will go through the country is being funded by a chinese business man, and more communities will be effected as many families will be forced from their homes and sanchez reports from the capitol minigua. >> reporter: has been in the same family for more than 100 years but now fears she will lose everything, 130 hectors of land, the new $50 billion canal will run straight through it. >> great uncertainty and feel very bad and stressed because the government has not thought about us, this will not benefit us and destroy our home and family. >> reporter: a lawyer says she will do everything she can to protect her property, like her all the villagers here are
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worried they will be evicted. >> translator: neither the governor the mayor told us how much will be paid, it's all up in the air and we don't have anyone to look out for us. >> reporter: the canal will be 278 kilometers long, crossing nicaragua great lake and effecting nearly 300 communities. activists going from one community to the next organizing people to take action. thousands of nicaragua people have been protesting for months and say the project was negotiated in secret under the 50 year concession to chinese born business men as a sale out. >> translator: it's a project that will enrich millionaires and will not solve problems and it will create new problems and destroy an important part of our heritage. >> translator: they have taken
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into account the views of the people and should have been a referendum. >> reporter: opposition to the canal growing the more people learn about it but the government says it must go ahead because it will create thousands of jobs and says the canal has been a dream for many nicaragua people but some of those who supported the project have questions. >> translator: it could be a great investment in a short time which would transform the infrastructure and bring great benefits, i was enthusiastic but now worried how the project is being managed. >> reporter: from her home she can see the government's determination to go ahead, a police patrol is now stationed nearby to prevent people from disrupting construction but says this won't deter her from her fight, al jazeera, nicaragua. jane will be here in just a few minutes with another full news bulletin but for me, elizabeth and the rest of the news hour team thanks for
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